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ULM Online among top 20 Master's in Counseling programs

January 29, 2019

The Office of ULM Online is pleased to announce the Master's in Counseling has been recognized as one of the top 20 programs in the country, according to HumanServicesEdu.org. The ULM Online program is a Master of Science in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.


HumanServicesEdu.org writes about the changing academic world and the rapid expansion of getting an online education, stating in part, "If you’re hoping to make a career out of counseling, getting a master’s degree is going to be a requirement no matter how busy or complicated your life might be.


"ULM Online is composed of many fine academic graduate programs, among them Counseling stands out. This group of faculty is innovative and student centered, and deserving of this recognition for their efforts," said Katie Dawson, Interim Director of ULM Online.


In evaluating the different programs, HumanServicesEdu.org researched the intrinsic value of a program, such as specialty tracks, the number of online courses a program has and accreditation.


David Hale, Ph.D., LMFT-S, Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and Director of the Online Ph.D. MFT Program, said the recognition of the Counseling program is a benefit to all.


"We are excited to receive this kind of recognition. Not only does it highlight ULM's Counseling Program, it reflects the value of the Counseling program both academically and financially. Our reputation is built on the strength and quality of our faculty members and the fact that we are affordable," Hall said.


Shushma Krishnamurthy, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School is pleased with the work of the counseling faculty and the growth of the program.


"This is very exciting news! Our Counseling program is a quality, longstanding, established program. The counseling faculty work closely with the students, which is why it is so successful," Krishnamurthy said. "Counseling students take the national, standardized CPCE test (Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination ). Our 100% pass rate speaks for itself. The online format of the program and value for money are very attractive, which is also why the program has grown substantially over the past five years. What's not to like about that! We have a winning combination of quality and price." 

For more information on this and other ULM Online programs, visit https://www.ulm.edu/onlinedegrees/ .